Arab leaders speak of ‘heartache, deep sorrow’ over Meron disaster

Arab leaders have expressed sorrow over the tragedy at Mount Meron.

Joint List leader Ayman Odeh speaks of “heartache” for the dozens of families “left torn and bereaved.” He says he is heartened to see Jews and Arabs work together to respond to the disaster, calling it “a small ray of light in the great tragedy.”

He calls for a thorough probe of failures that led to the event.

Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi tweets of “a terrible disaster” and speaks of “deep sorrow for those who died on the day they came to celebrate.”

Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas sends condolences to the bereaved and writes of “difficult feelings over the terrible disaster.”

The Arab town of Tamra has set up a rest stop for evacuees from Mount Meron to have something to eat and drink on their way home.


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